With more than 9,300 students and about 200 professors, the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, or FHWS, is one of the biggest universities of applied sciences in Bavaria. FHWS was founded in 1971 with two locations which are successfull to this day - in the the cities of Würzburg and Schweinfurt.
FHWS's ten faculties offer more than 40 bachelor's and master's degree programmes. The broad and forward-looking programmes cover technology, economics, social sciences, computer sciences, visual design and language. Studying at FHWS is characterised by a particular orientation towards application. A practical semester, project work and a high share of practical work in laboratories and seminars underline the importance of a practice-oriented approach at FHWS. Students are being perfectly prepared for their future working life and the demands of the labour market.
FHWS is also a part of "hochschule dual", an initiative by Bavarian universities of applied sciences which offers a dual study programme, either as a combined studies programme (training + studies) or as studies with intensified practice (studies + integrated practical/internship phases).